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Helle: Handmade Bushcraft Knives

Admiring wood before carving helle knife

Nearly one hundred years before the “maker” subculture, two brothers began crafting handmade knives in a small village set upon a glacier-carved fjord in rural Norway.  They took pride in their craft and the idea that the subtle differences among their hand forged knives made each one a unique masterpiece.

Helle has endured since their humble beginnings and today thrives as a family-run operation known worldwide for crafting handmade knives of the highest quality and durability. Still operating from their original location, they continue to do everything with human hands – it's their prideful heritage – and this commitment to craftsmanship is what creates the rich experience people have come to love about Helle knives.

Handles are crafted from beautiful woods like curly grained birch and natural materials like leather and stag horn, then shaped to maximize blade function while fitting comfortably in your hand.  Triple laminated stainless steel (18/8) adds to the superb quality of Helle’s handcrafted blades, protecting against breakage and corrosion while providing a high performance cutting edge.  Sheaths are made from tanned leather then treated with saddle grease to maximize fit and increase durability.   

Whether it’s a hunting knife, multi-use field knife, fillet knife or the most beautiful survival pocket knife in the world – modern day adventurers and bushcraft enthusiasts can count on Helle for handmade knives of the highest quality.

  • Girl Scout Knife - Handmade Kids Bushcraft Knife by Helle with custom leather sheath featuring Girl Scout
    Girl Scout Knife - Handmade Kids Bushcraft Knife by Helle

    Girl Scout Knife [Kids Bushcraft Knife]

    $54.00

    The Helle Girl Scout Knife is the perfect entry level field knife for any young bushcrafter, featuring a rounded curly birch handle with red paint ...

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  • Boy Scout Knife - Handmade Kids Bushcraft Knife by Helle with custom leather sheath featuring Boy Scout
    Boy Scout Knife - Handmade Kids Bushcraft Knife

    Boy Scout Knife [Kids Bushcraft Knife]

    $54.00

    The Helle Boy Scout Knife is the perfect entry level field knife for any young bushcrafter, featuring a rounded curly birch handle with red paint e...

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  • Helle Fiskekniv Handmade Fishing Knife and custom leather sheath
    Helle Fiskekniv Handmade Fishing Knife

    Helle Fiskekniv [Fishing Knife]

    $89.00

    Helle's "Fiskekniv" is a Norwegian-style fishing knife featuring a polished, non-laminated stainless steel blade (Sandvik 12C27).  Fiskekniv's smoo...

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  • Helle Nying handmade nordic utility knife in custom leather sheath
    Helle Nying handmade nordic utility knife

    Helle Nying [Nordic Utility Knife]

    $99.00

    Helle's "Nying" is a short, stubby handmade knife of classic Nordic design.   Its razor-sharp 2.75-inch triple laminated stainless steel blade and...

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  • Helle Skog handmade wood carving knife in custom leather sheath
    Helle Skog handmade wood carving knife

    Helle Skog [Carving Knife]

    $99.00

    Helle's "Skog" is a handmade wood carving knife named after the Scandinavian word for "forest."  It was developed for evenings by the campfire, wi...

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  • Helle Steinbit handmade fillet knife in its custom leather sheath @ Tredless.com
    Helle Steinbit handmade fillet knife @ Tredless.com

    Helle Steinbit [Fillet Knife]

    $114.00

    Helle's "Steinbit" is a handmade fillet knife with a thin flexible blade of made non-laminated stainless steel.  The nicely curved wood handle feel...

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  • Helle Viking Handmade Utility Knife @ Tredless.com
    Helle Viking Handmade Utility Knife @ Tredless.com

    Helle Viking [Utility Knife]

    $119.00

    Helle's "Viking" is an excellent all-around handmade utility knife.  Its laminated carbon steel blade is thick with a black finish from the heat t...

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  • Helle Eggen handmade field and hunting knife by Helle @ Tredless.com
    Helle Eggen handmade field and hunting knife by Helle @ Tredless.com

    Helle Eggen [Hunting & Field Knife]

    $119.00

    The Eggen is one of Helle's most popular handmade field knives and also makes for a stout hunting knife.  The 3.9-inch triple laminated stainless s...

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  • Helle Gaupe All-Purpose Handmade Bushcraft Knife with custom leather sheath featuring Lynx paw print
    Helle Gaupe All-Purpose Handmade Bushcraft Knife

    Helle Gaupe [All-Purpose Bushcraft Knife]

    $134.00

    Helle's "Gaupe" is an all-purpose bushcraft knife whose name comes from the Norwegian word for "lynx." Its curly birch wood handle with slight fing...

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  • Helle Harding handmade hunting knife and custom leather sheath by Helle @ Tredless.com
    Helle Harding handmade hunting knife by Helle @ Tredless.com

    Helle Harding [Hunting Knife]

    $149.00

    Helle's "Harding" is a handmade hunting knife featuring a beautiful, warm barrel handle made of curly birch and American walnut separated by layers...

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  • Helle Algonquin handmade field knife and custom leather sheath
    Helle Algonquin handmade field knife

    Helle Algonquin [Field Knife]

    $159.00

    Helle's "Algonquin" is a beautiful handmade field knife with traditional design elements. The slightly pommel-shaped handle features darkened oak, ...

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  • Helle GT Handmade Field Knife in its custom leather sheath
    Helle GT Handmade Field Knife

    Helle GT [Handmade Field Knife]

    $169.00

    The Helle GT is a big yet nimble field knife that fuses an aluminum finger guard with its pommel-less, handcrafted curly birch handle to keep its ...

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  • Helle Arv handmade knife with drop point blade and curly birch, antler and leather handle in custom leather sheath.
    Helle Arv handmade knife with drop point blade and curly birch, antler and leather handle

    Helle Arv [Bushcraft Knife]

    $169.00

    Helle's "Arv" is a classic bushcraft knife handmade by the artisans at Helle that features a triple laminated stainless steel drop point blade and ...

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  • Genuine leather sheath with the Lappland all purpose camp knife and mini machete from Helle @ Tredless.com
    Helle Lappland all purpose camp knife and mini machete from Helle @ Tredless.com

    Helle Lappland [Camp Knife & Mini-Machete]

    $174.00

    Nicknamed baby machete, the Lappland is Helle's take on the all-purpose knife used by the Sami - the people indigenous to northern parts of Norway...

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  • Helle Wabakimi handmade field knife in custom leather sheath
    Helle Wabakimi handmade field knife

    Helle Wabakimi [Field Knife]

    $184.00

    Helle's "Wabakimi" is a medium-sized, handmade field knife designed by Les Stroud in 2018.  It features a three-quarter, partial tang reinforced wi...

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  • Helle Kletten - handmade everyday carry folding knife by Helle @ Tredless.com
    Helle Kletten - handmade everyday carry folding knife by Helle @ Tredless.com

    Helle Kletten [Everyday Carry Folding Knife]

    $199.00

    Helle's "Kletten" is a handmade everyday carry knife - a pocket-sized companion for simple, everyday tasks.   Its lockback design makes the 2.1-inc...

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  • Helle Mândra multi-use neck knife by "Survivorman" Les Stroud and Helle knives @ Tredless.com
    Helle Mândra multi-use neck knife by "Survivorman" Les Stroud and Helle knives @ Tredless.com

    Helle Mândra [Neck Knife]

    $199.00

    The Helle team traveled to Romania to work alongside "Survivorman" Les Stroud to develop the Mândra - a multi-use neck knife featuring a 2.7-inch t...

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  • Helle Bleja handmade folding Utility Knife
    Helle Bleja handmade folding Utility Knife

    Helle Bleja [Folding Utility Knife]

    $224.00

    Named for the largest mountain along the fjord where its made, Helle's "Bleja" is a mid-sized handmade utility knife that folds making it easy for ...

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  • Helle Utvær Bushcraft Knife in custom leather sheath
    Helle Utvær Bushcraft Knife

    Helle Utvær [Bushcraft Knife]

    $224.00

    Helle's "Utvær" gets its name from the westernmost group of islands where Norway meets the North Sea.  It is a strong, powerful bushcraft knife wi...

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